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I know you want it! My Spring Soundtrack: “Blurred Lines” from Robin Thicke ft Pharrell & T.I.

Published April 22, 2013 by The Feminist

Spring has finally arrived, Ladies and Gentlemen! For at least one week, Belgium will no longer be that “Godforsaken rainy shithole” (Pardon my French) but a “very exciting and sunny place filled with smiles and laughter”.

obama sleevesYou have to understand something: when the weather gets better, when I get to wear my cool brand new cat-eye sunglasses and all my new spring clothes an when men finally role up the sleeves of their shirts, (The Obama-style!)I can get very excited. And when I get very excited, I honestly believe that life should come with a soundtrack of cool and sexy music.

 

Do you know which song I picked for my “O my God, it’s so sunny outside I could simply burst into song”- frenzy? “Blurred Lines” from Robin Thicke featuring Pharrell Williams and T.I.

Honestly, I am OBSESSED with that song at the moment! That beat, that sound, that awesome groove…. It is just so incredibly sexy! Apparently, it was a little bit too sexy for Youtube, because only one week after the video aired online, it was removed from the website due to “explicit nudity”. The thing is, however, when you look past all those very naked women, you’ll realize the video is actually pretty hilarious!

Pharrell Williams is just the cutest, making funny faces through the entire video.

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And T.I’s dancing is this weird combination of oddly cool and awesomely ridiculous. He can even dance while brushing a girl’s hair! (By the way, when was the last time you saw a man brushing a girl’s hair in a music video? My guess is NEVER 😉 )

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So yes, “Blurred Lines” is my soundtrack of the week. When I was driving my car yesterday and the sun was shining on my windowsill, “Blurred Lines” was playing on the radio. I suddenly felt this uncontrollable urge to start dancing! (which is easier said than done when you’re driving!) So I ended up doing body rolls and shimmy shimmies behind the wheel! People must have thought I was completely mental, but who cares?! The point is that I was having fun. And no matter how crazy ass lunatic I may have looked at that particular moment, I felt like I could conquer the whole world! I was happy! I was shining! So why don’t you shine with me, dear readers? 😉

10 situations in which I wish my life was a musical

Published March 1, 2013 by The Feminist

1. Walking in the streets on a sunny Friday afternoon:

Imagine yourself walking in the streets. The weather is beautiful, not a cloud on the horizon, and everyone around you seems happy and full of joy. Wouldn’t it be lovely to just burst into song and everyone around you would join in and dance in complete unison? “ I feel pretty” from West Side Story seems appropriate.

2. While you’re waiting in the hallway before an exam – or worse – an application interview:

Moments like these require songs that give you hope and loads of self-confidence! I can guarantee that if you sing “I’m the Greatest Star” from Funny Girl before the interview, you will totally OWN the place!

3. Standing in a shop, looking at shoes you cannot afford:

Everyone has been in this situation at least once, but instead of sighing at the price tag, why not start singing “Money, Money,Money” from Abba?

4. At the bus stop:

I don’t like waiting. Especially not on public transportation that is supposed to be on time. So instead of listening to music on your IPhone, why not do a whole “Sound of Music” routine, twirling around a street lantern singing “The hiiiiiilllllsss are aliiiiive with the sound of muuuuuusiiiiic!”

5. When I guy wants to break up with you, but you don’t want to let him go:

There is only one song that can truly capture this feeling of passionate stubbornness and that song is “I am telling you I’m not going”.

6. On your wedding day:

I can assure you that you will have the best wedding ever if you and your newlywed husband perform “You’re the one that I want” with exactly the same flair as John Travolta and Olivia Newton John.

7. When you have a huge crush on your best friend but the idiot doesn’t seem to notice:

On moments like these you really need a heart wrenching and dramatic ballad like “On my own” from Les Misérables. Exaggerated? Not in the least! I truly believe that music is a very powerful emotional trigger and will help you to cope with the sadness of the situation.

8. Sitting on the subway:

This is probably one of the most boring moments imaginable but unfortunately millions of people have to go through this every day. Why not liven up the situation by singing “And all that Jazz” from Chicago? Sexy dancing and swinging around subway poles included, of course . 😉

9. When your father/mother/ teacher/ employer doesn’t see what a talented person you are:

This is a very frustrating situation to be in. Believe me, I know! Next time when you feel the anger welling up inside you, take a step back, count to 10 and start singing Barbra Streisand’s truly gob smacking “Don’t rain on my parade” from Funny Girl.

10. When you are about to kiss that very handsome fella for the first time:

Imagine you were about to kiss this very handsome man… All of a sudden, instead of hearing hateful traffic noise, you can hear the sound of an orchestral symphony, swelling in a crescendo as you and him stare each other in the eyes intensely and your faces move closer together… Much better don’t you think? 😉

Top10 Best Oscar moments!

Published February 25, 2013 by The Feminist

1. An emotional Ben Affleck (after accepting his award for Best Picture): “I wanna thank Canada, I wanna thank our friends in Iran… I wanna thank my wife, who I don’t normally associate with Iran… I wanna thank you for working on our marriage for, ah, 10 Christmases… it’s good, it is work, it’s the best kind of work, there’s no one I’d rather work with.”
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2. A funny Daniel Day-Lewis (after accepting his Best Actor Award from Meryl Streep): “before we agreed to a straight swap, I’d already signed up to play Margaret Thatcher. And Meryl had agreed to play Lincoln.”
3. Michelle Obama as unexpected award-presenter (live from the White house!)

4. The musical numbers with a dancing Charlize Theron and Channing Tatum, Daniel Radcliffe and Joseph Gordon-Levitt ( and I hereby state that if I ever get the chance, I will marry the guy!)

5. “Django is a movie where a woman is subjected to violence, or as we call it, a Chris Brown and Rihanna date movie.” – Oscar host Seth MacFarlane. Uhum. No comment 😉
6. “We saw your boobs”: not the intellectual kind of humour, but funny nonetheless.

7. The reenactment of Flight, entirely by sock puppets. Hihi!

8. “The orgy is at Jack Nicholson’s house”: Ted and Mark Wahlberg presenting an Oscar.

9. Seth MacFarlane on Ben Affleck’s beard: “The first time I saw him with all that dark facial hair, I thought, ‘My God, the Kardashians have finally made the jump to film.'”
10. The cast of Les Misérables. Words are superfluous, just watch 😉